Phonics update

As mentioned we have started Phase 5 this half term.

The sounds that we have covered so far are ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw and wh.

We have been spelling words with these sounds in, we have been reading words containing the sound and we have been spotting and highlighting the sound also.

A great game to play with your children could be Flashlight Words.

Make some word cards with the sounds in eg play, cloud, tie.

Turn off the lights and use a flashlight or torch to flash on each word card. Children to read the word as you flash on them.

Have fun !!

Mrs Wallace

Phonics – Phase 5

This week in phonics we have moved onto Phase 5.

I have added a video below which gives a really good explanation of the Phase 5 sounds, this week we have been focusing on ay, ou, ie and ea.

Could you write some words with your children that contain these sounds? Maybe your children could highlight the sound within the word. They can do these in their homework books and I will give out house points.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Wallace

Literacy Labs

This week in Literacy Labs we have been making containers to transport our dragon. The children had art straws and lots of problems to solve. I was super impressed by the ideas that they planned and then transferred into their models!!

Well done guys 😊

Mrs Wallace


This week in phonics our sounds have been ure, air and oo (the short sound like in book or cook)

We found these quite tricky, especially ure. Something that might help is talking through some words where the spelling is the same for ure but it sounds different.

eg Pleasure, treasure, pure, cure, insure.

Can you think of any more?

Could you write them out and then highlight the sound?

Thanks for your continued support.